The WAI WASH SDG Programme officially launched at Satkhira Municipality, Kalaroa Municipality and Satkhira Sadar Upazila. On 10 December, the Mayor, Satkhira Municipality hosted a workshop where all government departmental heads, NGO leaders, elected public representatives, WAI partners, and media people attended the workshop. The Chief Operating Officer of ASA International and Country Coordinator, WAI, Simavi were also present in this kick off meeting. The Mayor of Satkhira Municipality officially launched WAI Program at Satkhira. Similar inception workshop was held in Kalaroa Municipality on 11 December where the Panel Mayor presided over the meeting. Government Officials from Upazila, NGOs, civil society members and WAI partner participated in this inception session. Upazila Chairman and Nirbahi Officer addressed the meeting as Chief and Special Guest. Director Uttaran, Country Coordinator, Simavi and Program Head of Practical Action explained the importance and implementation plan of WAI and also sought support of all concern to implement this program.
In both events, the participants provided their valuable opinion and recommendation for proper implementation of WAI WASH SDG Programme in Bangladesh. The WAI partners HP, PAB and Uttaran jointly organised where Hope for the Poorest (HP) led in Satkhira and Uttaran led the Inception Workshop in Kalaroa Municipality.